Author: Janine Moore

Hull Streetlife Museum – A Time Travelling Experience

The Streetlife Museum in Kingston-Upon-Hull is a transport museum with a whole lot to offer, and over the last few visits with my family has built some fun memories too. The 1940’s high street grabs my imagination every time, with perfectly designed shops set out as they would have been including a pharmacy, complete with original fixtures and fittings. There’s a grocer’s shop, and sweet shop too, and all so realistic it’s almost like time travel. Purpose built and opened in 1989 by MP John Prescott, the  transport history at the Streetlife Museum goes way back at least 200 years, from Bicycles to horse drawn carriages and cars, busses, trains and trams plus a...

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Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire – A Family Favourite

Tattershall castle has been a place for making family memories for many years since the kids were tiny and we always had a tradition of having a sword fight in the grounds, plenty of birthdays have been celebrated here too, birthday cake an all. We love the winding staircase leading up to each of the floors and up high onto the 130ft (40 metre) high battlements to see for miles across the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside and the sights from above show more of the history, looking over the vast landscape you can clearly see the lay of the land, from the double moat surrounding the castle, the lovely St Mary’s...

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A Hen Cloud Ramble In The Roaches, Staffordshire

The rocky and rugged landscape near Leek in Staffordshire called the roaches is appealing to hikers, climbers, dog walkers and sightseers, it is steeped in history, myth and legend and it has meaning to many for different reasons. I love the area because of its natural ruggedness, the history and interesting folklore. The area we arrived at is called hen cloud.   The most recent archaeological find at the Roaches nature reserve has been the discovery of a burial urn said to date back 3500 years to the Bronze Age period. The burial urn and the cremated remains were discovered by a...

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A Kinder Scout Adventure in the Peak District

Kinder Scout Plateau is the highest point in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park, rising to 636 metres (2,087ft) above sea level at its highest point. In 1932 Kinder Scout Plateau was historically involved in a change of land accessibility law when the mass trespass occurred on the Edale side of the plateau. After the mass trespass event on the 24th April 1932, the “right to roam” law came about, granting free access on uncultivated land.   Our adventure began at one of my regular haunts in Derbyshire, Snake Pass and Ashop Valley which I’ve previously described in an earlier blog, Wanders around Snake Pass which gives a wider view of the area. Directions  to the start of our hike; Follow the a57 Glossop to...

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A Road Trip to Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire

Robin Hoods Bay is a coastal village located within the North York Moors National Park and is just 5 miles south of Whitby, has been known predominately as a fishing village since its origins and there are many smuggling tales abound which, considering the many subterranean passageways known to exist beneath the village connecting many of the cottages is not surprising, smuggling was ripe along the North Yorkshire coast in the 18th century as it was along many rugged UK coastal villages and ports.   Our journey began early and the weather continually changing as we travelled Northwards, as was the intoxicating scenery. Yorkshire really is a...

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Salted Caramel Muffins with Chocolate Chips and Vanilla Icing

These delectable muffins are versatile and easily put together, for an unexpected drop in or pre-prepped and top spec for an occasion. I think they’re perfectly delightful just made for fun and enjoyed with a mug of coffee, my only problem being how to keep my mitts off them! I decided to freeze a couple of them to keep them out of harm’s way, especially for my eldest son’s return home visit. Home cooking for my son’s short visit home to the UK.  My daughter and I baked this recipe at half term as a tasty treat, but you can bake,...

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